URGENT FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
We called our People's Covid Inquiry while the pandemic is ongoing because we can and must learn lessons and save lives now. The Delta variant infection rate rose steadily through June-July as 'Freedom Day' 19 July passed. Whether it now slows during August remains to be seen but the Delta variant remains a threat now and others may well arise. The public NHS needs urgent support now. Hundreds of avoidable deaths continue. We have no time to lose.
Michael Mansfield QC and the People's Covid Inquiry Panel have heard from 41 witnesses over 4 months from February to June: evidence from world experts, firsthand accounts from the front line and the testimony of Bereaved Families. On 7 July 2021, our 'manifestly obvious findings' requiring urgent action were presented to the press and public. Watch and listen here:
PUBLISHED 7 JULY
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Press coverage of our preliminary findings can be viewed here. Our findings and recommendations add to the pressure on Government to listen, learn and change course. There is little sign these messages are being heeded. Our final report will be published Autumn 2021. You can download the interim findings at the link below.
Right now we are in the middle of the Third Wave. 5.3 million patients are waiting for elecive treatment and in some hospitals urgent cancer treatment has been postponed. But the Government instead plans a huge reorganisation endangering the NHS in the Health & Care Bill. KONP is active on this.
Our final report is planned for release in the autumn. But we've plenty to say right now, most urgently: we support the demand for a public, judicial, independent public inquiry NOW.